VB-6 König Monster


Model number: VB-6
Code name: König Monster
Unit type: mass production variable bomber and heavy combat destroid
Manufacturer(s): Shinnakasu; Northrom Grumman
Operator(s): U.N. Spacy; SMS (Strategic Military Services); New U.N. Spacy
Rollout: AD 2032
First deployment: AD 2040
Accommodation: pilot and 2 bombardment officer in cabin; pilot only in cabin with EX-Gear
Dimensions: overall height 29.0 meters (Destroid mode), overall height 6.77 meters (Shuttle/Bomber mode); overall length 29.78 meters (Shuttle/Bomber mode); wingspan 24.42 meters
Weight: U.N. Spacy version: empty 101.9 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 4 x Shinnakasu/P&W/Roice FF-2025BX thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown (U.N. Spacy version); 4 x Shinnakasu/Vigors combined electromagnetic plasma rocket engine and railgun system; power generator
Propulsion: 4 x 31,700 kg (4 x 310.98 kN in space); 4 x 26,500 (4 x 259.97 kN) (plasma rocket engines); 4 x jet nozzle; many x P&W HMM-6B high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: U.N. Spacy version: Shuttle/Bomber mode: standard level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 1.7+, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 3.2
Thrust-to-weight ratio: U.N. Spacy version: empty 1.24; with plasma rocket engines 2.28
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; pinpoint barrier system (SMS version); fold wave amplification device (SMS version); fold wave analysis device (SMS version)
Fixed armaments: 4 x Shinnakasu/Vigors 320mm railgun, mounted on backpack in Destroid mode; 30nn small-bore anti-air/ground vulcan gun, mounted in chest in Destroid/GERWALK modes; 2 x Raytheon/Shinnakasu 3-barrel anti-ground/ship heavy missile launcher, mounted in arms in Destroid mode; 2 x high speed anti-air/ground close-range small high-maneuverability missile launcher, mounted on arms in Destroid/GERWALK modes
Optional hand armaments: none

The VB-6 König Monster was a heavy variable bomber developed by Shinnakasu and Northrom Grumman that revived the design of the Space War I-era HWR-00-Mk.II Destroid Monster, but reimagined with variable fighter technology. The VB-6 was named for Dr. Köning Tiegel, the design chief of Northrom Grumman working in collaboration with Shinnakasu, the original manufacturer of the Destroid Monster. The installation of a transformation mechanism resolved issues with deteriorating fuselage strength, which allowed test flights to begin in 2032. Like its inspiration, the VB-6 featured several heavy armaments, including four 320mm railguns, a 30mm small-bore anti-air/ground vulcan gun, two anti-air/ground missile launchers and two anti-ground/ship heavy missile launchers. 

In 2040, three VB-6 units were delivered to the private military company SMS on the new Macross Frontier emigration fleet, with one unit serving as a spare parts base. By 2059, one of the remaining two units had been upgraded with new armor material that improved mobility and atmospheric speed. This unit was also equipped with a pinpoint barrier system, and its defenses were additionally improved by using the same energy conversion armor as the VF-25 Armored Messiah. This unit, piloted by Canaria Bernstein, actively participated in combat for the entirety of the Vajra War in 2059. As late as 2067, the VB-6 was still in active service with NUNS forces in the Brisingr Globular Cluster.

Pilot(s): Aegis Focker, Canaria Berstein, Alberto Larrazabal
First appearance: Macross VF-X2
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori



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